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HELLOWEEN Guitarist Michael Weikath – “The New Lineup Has It’s Advantages And The Old Classic One Had It’s Disadvantages”

Metal-Rules.com’s Marko Syrjala has posted a new interview conducted with HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

Q: In your opinion, what is the classic lineup of Helloween?

A: “The classic lineup—that’s the one with Michael Kiske and Ingo (Schwichtenberg, drums) and (Kai) Hansen. That’s a time… that’s something that time passed by. Now we’re in the present and that’s what we do to make a good living and whatever. You know, the new lineup has its advantages and the old classic one had its disadvantages. Actually, it wasn’t an easy life. I mean, you hear the complaints about me and what kind of asshole and dictator I was or whatever… and the people who say that, they know themselves that it’s not true if they really reflect. They know what was going on back then and it’s actually just easy to put the blame just on me.”

Q: Yeah, but everybody has their own side of the story.

A: “It could have all been so cool if not for the fucking bikers around and it could have been so cool if I wouldn’t have been around because then I wouldn’t have had to have that entire struggle that was going on. For me what counts is that you have a great act that works and functions and is looked upon by the people as something important or great or something and that is indispensable. Because you can do so many bands which are not really necessary. Then you can go and say hmm or whatever.”

Q: Would I dare to ask that how is your relationship with Roland Grapow on these days?

A: “None.”

Read the full interview at this location.

Helloween recently announced a 10-date North American tour this fall. Tickets are on sale now at this location.

Confirmed dates include:

September
24 – New York, NY – Stage 48
25 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
26 – Quebec City, QC – Theater Imperial
28 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
29 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
30 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes

October
2 – Engelwood, CO – Gothic Theater
3 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
5 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
7 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove

Remaining Hellish Rock Part II dates include:

April
9 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
10 – Langen, Germany – Neue Stadthalle
12 – Kaufbeuren, Germany – Allgäu Event Center
13 – Bochum, Germany – Ruhrcongress
14 – Mons, Belgium – PPM-Fest
16 – London, UK – HMV Forum
18 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
19 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
20 – Balingen, Germany – Volksbankmesse
21 – Schwandorf, Germany – Oberpfalzhalle

The Hellish Rock Part II tour hit the Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece on March 9th with GAMMA RAY in tow. Check out video footage of both bands jamming the Helloween classic ‘I Want Out’ below:

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HELLOWEEN With KAI HANSEN, DESTRUCTION, KRISIUN, ALMAH Confirmed For Rock In Rio 2013

HELLOWEEN with KAI HANSEN, DESTRUCTION, KRISIUN and ALMAH are the latest acts confirmed for Rock In Rio 2013, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from September 19th-22nd.

Confirmed acts now include: ALICE IN CHAINS, ALMAH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SEBASTIAN BACH, BON JOVI, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, DESTRUCTION, GHOST, HELLOWEEN with KAI HANSEN, HIBRIA, IRON MAIDEN, KRISIUN, METALLICA, SEPULTURA + TAMBOURS DU BRONX, SLAYER, ROB ZOMBIE.

Visit Rockinrio.com.br for full event information.

GAMMA RAY Frontman Kai Hansen On UNISONIC – “Maybe The Next Record Can Be Faster”

GAMMA RAY frontman Kai Hansen recently spoke with Greece-based Rock Overdose, and during the interview (found here) he discussed his other band, UNISONIC, which sees him teaming up with former HELLOWEEN bandmate Michael Kiske.

On the rumor that the next Unisonic album might be heavier: Continue reading GAMMA RAY Frontman Kai Hansen On UNISONIC – “Maybe The Next Record Can Be Faster”

Exclusive interview with Cara McCutchen Lead Singer of Mortillery!

Cara McCutchen lead singer of Edmonton, Canada’s Mortillery was kind enough to sit and answer some questions about her band Mortillery, their future plans and herself.  Read below for the interview!

Continue reading Exclusive interview with Cara McCutchen Lead Singer of Mortillery!

HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY Jam ‘I Want Out’ In Athens; Video

HELLOWEEN’s Hellish Rock Part II tour hit the Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece last night (March 9th) with GAMMA RAY in tow. Check out video footage if both bands jamming the ‘Weenie classic ‘I Want Out’ below:

Remaining dates on the tour are as follows:

March
10 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal
12 – Istanbul, Turkey – Refresh the Venue
15 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena Armeec
16 – Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane
18 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Media Park Club
19 – Budapest, Hungary – Pesca Music Hall
21 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Sport Hall
22 – Prague, Czech Republic – Tesla Aréna
23 – Zlín, Czech Republic – Hala Euronics
24 – Brezno, Slovakia – Sport Hall
26 – Krakow, Poland – Studio
27 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
31 – Oulu, Finland – Teatria

April
2 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
4 – Stockholm, Sweden – Arenan
5 – Karlstad, Sweden – Nöjesfabriken
6 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Lisebergshallen
8 – Paris, France – Olympia
9 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
10 – Langen, Germany – Neue Stadthalle
12 – Kaufbeuren, Germany – Allgäu Event Center
13 – Bochum, Germany – Ruhrcongress
14 – Mons, Belgium – PPM-Fest
16 – London, UK – HMV Forum
18 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
19 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
20 – Balingen, Germany – Volksbankmesse
21 – Schwandorf, Germany – Oberpfalzhalle